27 January 2014
UnitedFuture leader Peter
Dunne describes Labour’s Best Start policy as a
“curate’s egg” – good in some parts, but not
“UnitedFuture supports the
extension of Paid Parental Leave to 26 weeks (our own policy
is to extend it to 12 months), as well as the provision of
free antenatal services, which is a positive step towards
ensuring children get the best start in life.
the cash for kids baby bonus is just a crass
“Using the funding committed to this policy could
have been better used to cut tax rates, or to fund the
further extension of Paid Parental Leave,” he
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Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures
Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.
The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>
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